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Evanston History Center

225 Greenwood St, Charles Gates Dawes House, Evanston, IL 60201-4713
+1 847-475-3410
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Informative and fun

A great way to spend an afternoon learning the history of Evanston or Heavenston as it was called... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
84u2c
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Northbrook, Illinois
So who was Vice President Charles Gates Dawes anyway?

The Evanston History Center is housed in the former home of Charles Gates Dawes, 30th Vice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RPCV66
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Chicago, IL
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The Evanston History Center is located in the National Historic Landmark Charles Gates Dawes House. Dawes was a U.S. Vice President, World War I general, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Ambassador to the Court of St. James and philanthropist who lived in Evanston, Illinois. It is an intact house museum and includes exhibits on Evanston history and a research room. It is open Thursday through Sunday, for tours on the hour from 1 - 4pm.
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225 Greenwood St, Charles Gates Dawes House, Evanston, IL 60201-4713
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great way to spend an afternoon learning the history of Evanston or Heavenston as it was called by the founders.

Thank 84u2c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Evanston History Center is housed in the former home of Charles Gates Dawes, 30th Vice President of USA under President Calvin Coolidge. The house is a wonderful example of the Châteauesque style. The historical exhibits showcase both Dawes and his family as well as...More

Thank RPCV66
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A first rate patriot who lived at this house. Distinguished career & one of the few Vice Presidents who lives on in history, The Dawes Plan. Make your reservation now

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is located right along the lake, on one of the most beautiful tree lined streets, Greenwood and Sheridan Road, and along the lake. This location has got to be my most favorite spot in Evanston. You have the pond, the walking path, the bike...More

Thank 226jas
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Part of U.S. culture and that of Evanston and Northwestern Univ. They offer annual membership to support yearly guided activities and speakers (well worth the money), and have annual ice-cream socials and free days. Still a beautiful home, well maintained in its original glory. Don't...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Lots of period rooms, help with Evanston history research, and a great spot for many local talks and meetings.

Thank JWer2014
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stopped here recently with a group of tour planners. Our guide was outstanding. This is a lovely home, near Lake Michigan and the Northwestern University campus, amidst other beautiful old homes. A walking tour in this neighborhood would be terrific. Didn't have a lot of...More

Thank brinkster419
Reviewed 18 September 2016

If stepping back in time suits your fancy, welcome to 1950's USA with an eye toward previous decades as well. The furniture and wall coverings and draperies are much as they were when the Dawes family last lived here. The basement is a research center...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Lush architecture and history. Worth a visit. The mouldings, ceiling treatments, lighting all create an era gone by. Is in a beautiful setting.

Thank kathy t
Reviewed 23 July 2016

First of all, it is directly across from Lake Michigan and Dawes Park. We went on a perfect summer day. So, the views were amazing. The hour tour was very informative on the VP and 1925 Nobel piece prize winner, Charles Dawes. All his contributions...More

Thank jeannem80
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